, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 24 – Moses Kuria has secured the TNA nomination for the August 7 Gatundu South parliamentary by-election.
Also handed a TNA certificate was George Wanjohi who is vying for the Mathare parliamentary seat.
Kuria who spoke to journalists after receiving the certificate at the The National Alliance (TNA) party headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, said he is optimistic of getting elected and vowed to continue defending the Jubilee administration.
“I am confident that I am going to win this seat and not because Gatundu South is a TNA zone but because when I talked to the people when I campaigned, they sent a message which sank into my heart,” he stated.
“They want leadership which is close to them… I sampled challenges they are facing but amazingly they may appear complicated but the solutions are simple.”
“I will galvanize the people; I will not say I am the superman who is going to have all the solutions in my hand.”
He said he will serve the people of Gatundu South diligently not only as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Member of Parliament but also, “as a young person of Kenya who wants to see the country develop to great heights.”
“A lot of time people assume they are elected to be the bosses of those people… but I will work to ensure we are all together in this,” he stated.
He said the constituency was already on the growth mode, “and I will continue on that route until the area is fully developed.”
The political activist, who is known to vigorously defend the government in newspaper commentaries and social media, is facing hate speech charges over a Facebook post.
He has however vowed to continue defending the Government even more at the National Assembly level if elected.
“I will double my up my efforts in defending the government…the detractors of the Government at one time they were basking at the glory of only them having the monopoly of saying something,” he pointed out.
“I have worked with the opposition and I know them very well, I will never allow them to pass away with mischief of misinformation.”
While handing the certificate to the two candidates, TNA chairman Johnson Sakaja expressed optimism that the party will win in the polls.
He termed the election of Ford People candidate John Zebedeo Opore in Bonchari as a win for Jubilee.
“It’s a vote of confidence by the people on the Government, the President and his deputy. They shunned riddles and ‘vitendawili’ to elect a leader of their choice in a coalition that they love.”
Sakaja said the primaries in Gatundu South were free and fair but despite this, residents protested the outcome.
“We are all winners and we appreciate all of you…the process was fair but the people must have the final say to who they want to become their leader,” Sakaja said.